With an eye on the 2015 World Cup, the Indian selection panel led by Sandeep Patil omitted the under-performing seniors - Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir from the 15 man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, slated to kick off in England and Wales in June. Gambhir' Ranji trophy team-mate, Virender Sehwag, who is now just a pale shadow of his former self continues to remain out of favor across all formats. Harbhajan Singh too has done little to force his way back in. Is this the end of the road for the seniors?
The winds have changed since that fairy-tale World Cup triumph on April 2nd 2013 in Mumbai. With Yuvi and Gauti getting the boot, only Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, his deputy Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina are still in the mix.